Graphics card, crysis

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by supermac1, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. supermac1 macrumors regular

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    Hi. I have a pc, dual core, 2.0ghz, 2gb ram, and want to play crysis on medium to high settings. I can get a 20% discount on graphics cards from pny.com Are any of those a good card/good deal with that 20% off or am I better off at somewhere like newegg?
    My price range is around $80-150
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    get an 8800gt

    heck even a 7800 card would be ok for medium settings
     
  3. Shiner macrumors 6502

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  4. Shiner macrumors 6502

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    Heh dukebound I went to CSU. Have you played Crysis with a 8800GT?
     
  5. windywoo macrumors 6502a

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    Prepare yourself for a disappointment with Crysis tbh. Medium detail is rubbish, high or highest are the only settings worth going for. To get a decent framerate you need a stupidly good machine. My specs exceed yours (E6750, 4GB RAM, Radeon 4870 and I get 40 fps max. Usually hovering around 30 on highest settings. To give yourself a little bit of a framerate boost I recommend the Windows 7 beta too. It changed my jittery framerate to that above which is playable but still annoying if you are used to 60 fps + in other games (Call of Duty, Left for Dead).

    But the card the poster above me recommended is great at that price if you really want to play Crysis.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    My friend has Intel C2D @ 4.2GHz, oveclocked ATI 4870 and 4GB DDR2 and it runs Crysis on very high settings with constantly over 40fps
     
  7. windywoo macrumors 6502a

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    4.2 GHz Holy hell. Well mine will only go to 3GHz and then its unstable in the hot summer weather. Its better in Winter.

    My experience with overclocking graphics cards is little performance gain but then again I haven't tried it with my 4870.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Sweet! When did you graduate?

    I have played it with a 7800gt and its definitly playable. Granted its not on uber high detail but its not poor detail either
     
  9. Shiner macrumors 6502

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    Wow so long ago. I finished undergrad in 1998. I am going back this weekend Beerfest!! The best party in all of the USA. I miss Fort Fun!!
     

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